Suzanne Austin
Senior Vice Provost & Senior International Officer
AB 1019
1720 2nd Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35294-0110
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Dr. Suzanne Austin serves as Senior Vice Provost, Senior International Officer and Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Dr. Austin leads UAB’s strategic internationalization efforts through the Office of Global Engagement that includes the INTO UAB Center, International Education, International Student and Scholar Services and Education Abroad.  She also heads the Offices of Faculty Affairs, Service Learning and Undergraduate Research, Assessment and Accreditation (including the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Quality Enhancement Plan) and UAB Army ROTC. In addition, she is responsible for strategic initiatives to enhance UAB’s on-line offerings and increase enrollments through the Division of eLearning and Professional Studies.

Before coming to UAB, Dr. Austin served in several administrative positions at the University of Delaware, including Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Divisional Dean for the Social Sciences and History and Chair of the Department of Art.

Dr. Austin has been awarded an American Council on Education Fellowship and a Bryn Mawr Institute for Women Leaders Fellowship.  She has also earned certification from the Society for College and University Planning.  Dr. Austin holds a Ph.D. in History from Duke University, an M.A. in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in English/Journalism from North Carolina State University.